1C Home   |   Register   |   Today Posts   |   Members   |   UserCP   |   Calendar   |   Search   |   FAQ

Go Back   Official 1C Company forum > 1C Publishing > IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover > Pilot's Lounge

Pilot's Lounge Members meetup

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-24-2011, 12:31 PM
MB_Avro_UK MB_Avro_UK is offline
Approved Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: London, England (Not European!).
Posts: 750
Default 1940 Downed RAF Aircraft Photos on German ebay.

Hi all,

German ebay (ebay.de) often has original photos for sale of captured/downed RAF aircraft for sale.

This selection appears to be from May 1940. It includes Hurricanes,Battles and a Lysander. The Spitfire probably relates to a later period.

These images will be useful to skinners, researchers and those with a general interest in the subject.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3306593834...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2307189460...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2307189468...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2307189474...84.m1423.l2649

Interesting selection of a captured Mk 1 Hurricane pilot and his crashed aircraft:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2906376296...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2906376292...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2307076040...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2906376288...84.m1423.l2649

Spitfire:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3208143401...84.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3208143412...84.m1423.l2649


Research on the Hurricane and pilot could be interesting.


Best Regards,
MB_Avro
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Sternjaeger II Sternjaeger II is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,903
Default

Very interesting pics, thanks for sharing!
This makes you wonder how many private collectors potentially have very important pictures and they just don't share them. A true shame, don't you think?

Wonder what happened to the Hurri pilot, it looked like a very rough landing
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-24-2011, 01:33 PM
Sternjaeger II Sternjaeger II is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,903
Default

power of the Interweb!

"Block 3/G within an order batch of 40 aircraft (V6665 - V6704). Third production batch of 1,700 aircraft built by Gloster Aircraft Co, to contract 85730/40/23a. Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin III or Rolls-Royce Merlin XX engines, driving Rotol or De-Havilland three blade variable pitch propellers. Aircraft delivered between July 1940 and August 1941, average rate of production 4-5 aircraft per day."

http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co....Mc-pilots.html
"P/O D.B.H.McHardy of No 229 Squadron became a P.O.W. on the 26th of October 1940 when his Hurricane I (V6704) was shot down off the French coast by a Bf 109 after attacking a He 59 at 11:30hrs."

"He had brought his favourite Hurricane V6704 to how-to-play-the-piano-books a forced landing in a field three miles north of Boulogne. In hospital with a broken jaw, McHardy was courteously visited by his assailant, Hauptman Phillippe, who went on to a distinguished flying career. Simpson was never found. Hardy McHardy like so many others in 1940 had not received much gunnery training."


http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co....26-October.htm
R.A.F. Losses for Saturday the 26th of October 1940

No 229 Squadron Hurricane I
V6704
D.B.H.McHardy
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-24-2011, 02:35 PM
MB_Avro_UK MB_Avro_UK is offline
Approved Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: London, England (Not European!).
Posts: 750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sternjaeger II View Post
Very interesting pics, thanks for sharing!
This makes you wonder how many private collectors potentially have very important pictures and they just don't share them. A true shame, don't you think?

Wonder what happened to the Hurri pilot, it looked like a very rough landing

Very true about them not being shared. And when the collector dies, all too often the family throw the photos away

I've sometimes thought of buying some of these photos,but they tend to sell for crazy prices. Look at the Spitfire for example.

There are one or two consortiums who bid high figure on ebay and sell copies to authors etc.

There are no copyright issues on these photos and you can save them to your HD should you wish.


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-24-2011, 08:03 PM
bongodriver's Avatar
bongodriver bongodriver is offline
Approved Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,546
Default

is it just me or does the Spit wear German markings quite well?
__________________


Intel Q9550 @3.3ghz(OC), Asus rampage extreme MOBO, Nvidia GTX470 1.2Gb Vram, 8Gb DDR3 Ram, Win 7 64bit ultimate edition
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-24-2011, 08:29 PM
159th_Jester 159th_Jester is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bongodriver View Post
is it just me or does the Spit wear German markings quite well?
It's just you. German markings on a Spit? It's just WRONG!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-24-2011, 08:58 PM
ACE-OF-ACES's Avatar
ACE-OF-ACES ACE-OF-ACES is offline
Approved Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NM
Posts: 2,247
Default

Best looking German plane I have seen yet!
__________________
Theres a reason for instrumenting a plane for test..
That being a pilots's 'perception' of what is going on can be very different from what is 'actually' going on.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-24-2011, 11:00 PM
Kongo-Otto's Avatar
Kongo-Otto Kongo-Otto is offline
Approved Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Augsburg, Germany
Posts: 391
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bongodriver View Post
is it just me or does the Spit wear German markings quite well?
This Spitfire Mk.Ia marked '5+2', was used by 5./JG 2 at Bernay for comparison flying tests against Bf 109 and FW I90s in October 1942. Another Spitfire was here in April 1943, marked '3+9'.
original Serial Nr. was N3277, No.234 Sqn Code: AZ-H, named "Dirty Dick" Pilot: P/O R.Hardy RCAF, PoW
Got Repaired, and to the German Testcentre at Rechlin (marked '5+2') from 12.41 to 9.42; Test flown 5.6.42 (PIt H.W. Lerche) and then to "Group Bernay"(5/JG.2) in France in 1942/43.
__________________
Sys Specs: OS:Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit,CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T (3,20GHz),MoBo: Asus M4A87TD/USB3,RAM: 8GB Corsair DDR3,GPU: Gigabyte GeForce 560ti (1024MB)with 301.24(beta) Driver,HDD: 1000GB Samsung SpinPoint F3,Saitex X52 Joystick and Throttle, X52 Rudder Pedals, TrackIR 4

Last edited by Kongo-Otto; 12-24-2011 at 11:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-25-2011, 03:24 PM
MB_Avro_UK MB_Avro_UK is offline
Approved Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: London, England (Not European!).
Posts: 750
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kongo-Otto View Post
This Spitfire Mk.Ia marked '5+2', was used by 5./JG 2 at Bernay for comparison flying tests against Bf 109 and FW I90s in October 1942. Another Spitfire was here in April 1943, marked '3+9'.
original Serial Nr. was N3277, No.234 Sqn Code: AZ-H, named "Dirty Dick" Pilot: P/O R.Hardy RCAF, PoW
Got Repaired, and to the German Testcentre at Rechlin (marked '5+2') from 12.41 to 9.42; Test flown 5.6.42 (PIt H.W. Lerche) and then to "Group Bernay"(5/JG.2) in France in 1942/43.

The same photo can be seen here in a Spitfire related modern publication.



Look at the price of the ebay Spit photo!

Regards,
MB_Avro.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-25-2011, 07:27 PM
Sternjaeger II Sternjaeger II is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,903
Default

yeah, frankly it's all a bit silly, especially when you can find duplicates on other books/collections..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:03 PM.

Based on a design by: Miner Skinz.com

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2007 1C Company. All rights reserved.